How to Pitch FamilyVacationist

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At FamilyVacationist, we’re on a mission to help families have the best vacations ever. We publish stories that inspire families to discover new vacation ideas and destinations around the world, and we’re always looking for new contributors and perspectives.

About FamilyVacationist: Established under the name Vacationist Media LLC in 2020 by the former editors of Tripadvisor’s Family Vacation Critic, SmarterTravel, and Airfarewatchdog websites, FamilyVacationist is now the fastest growing family travel publication on the web with a reach of more than 3.5 million readers annually. In 2021, we became an official content partner of USA Today. In 2022, we launched a companion website called TourScoop dedicated to providing in-depth tour company overviews, tour itinerary reviews, and travel tips for guided tour travelers.

What to Pitch: Families come in all shapes, sizes, and orientations, and we want the stories we cover at FamilyVacationist to represent the breadth of those experiences. Pitch us your freshest story ideas about the destinations, resorts, travel gear, and practical tips that matter to families. Looking for inspiration? Here are some stories that represent the diversity and scope of what we cover at FamilyVacationist.

How to Pitch: Your pitch should be no longer than a paragraph or two and clearly state why you’re the right person to write the story, as well as which resorts, destinations, or other elements you plan to include. Do not send a completed story. Include a brief summary of your writing experience as well as links to your previously published work or an online portfolio. Tell us approximately how many words your story will be. 

Where to Pitch: Send an email to editor [at] familyvacationist [dot] com. Write “PITCH:” at the start of your subject line. Due to the volume of pitches we receive, we can only respond to those we are actively considering. 

Finally, if you have traveled or will be traveling on a press trip, accepting media discounts, or receiving complimentary products of any kind, clearly disclose this in your pitch. 

We look forward to hearing from you!